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, very comparable to republican accusations about obama and libya. >> guest: contactually right. >> host: it's a perennial thing. when there's an issue of an attack, you go with it. >>>> guest: there's a strong attack from the right, lead up to the midterm election, and it endures after that. this is what -- part of what kennedy's facing with trying to control the message. it's not just about making kennedy look good. any president is going to want to -- want good press, anyone wants good press. part of it is just trying to get good press, but in controlling the message, is also trying to not let critics define him. now, if we think that through a little bit, what would have happened if the republicans had turned this into a kennedy failure, if, instead of us now remembering this as a kennedy victory, a great moment in the cold war battle, but instead talk about like it was another bay of pigs for kennedy, another weakened moment he should have known he was negligent or any of those aspects, if you think about that, the implications for kennedy at the time were enormous. he was having a
to the accusations about obama and lydia and it is a perennial thing. when you can find any avenue of attack. >> guest: so, there is a very strong political attack coming from the right and the lead up to the midterm election and after that. and this is part of what kennedy is facing trying to control the message. any president is going to want good press. anyone wants good press. so part of it is just trying to get the good press but controlling the message is also trying not to let his critics define him. if we think that through what would have happened if the republicans had turned this into a failure if instead of us now remembering this as a victory as a great moment in the cold war battle but instead we talk about how this was another of the of pigs there isn't a moment he shouldn't have realized he isn't negligent in any of those aspects if you think about that, the implications of the time were enormous. he was having a hard time getting his legislation through to congress than anyone. if he was further weakened by this massive perceived failure, he would have had more difficulty fr
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